Black Swan

by (@hallekiefer)

Poor Mila Kunis Mourns Her Lack Of Dates, Tiny Butt In Bazaar

Mila Kunis: we love this woman like a fat kid loves cake. Cake that is also a beautiful lady who does voices for Family Guy. You know who doesn’t seems like they love Mila Kunis, though? Mila Kunis. In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, the Ted actress lamented how her Black Swan weight loss has permanently affected her body, which “has never been the same.” Sighs Mila, “My shape is different. When I got down to 95 pounds, I was muscles, like a little brick house, but skin and bones. When I gained it back, it went to completely different areas.” Shrugs Kunis, “I’d be happy if my ass got bigger. All the weight that left my chest went to my side hip, my stomach.” When she says “all the weight,” Mila’s measuring it in ounces, right? We’re just checking!

As if body image wasn’t enough, apparently Mila Kunis isn’t constantly going on dates. We repeat, Mila Kunis isn’t constantly going on dates. “I don’t get asked out,” Mila complains. “This past year, I haven’t been home, so who’s going to ask me?… I don’t go out very often. I prefer to stay home and have a nice little beverage and watch television.” Jokes Kuis, “My glass of wine and I are besties.” Oh girl, no. You’re starting to sound like…sound like…us! That is the last thing we want in a celebrity!

[Photo: Harper's Bazaar/Getty Images]

by (@hallekiefer)

Black Swan Interns File Lawsuit Against Film’s Producers

It turns out, keeping track of Natalie Portman‘s prosthetic finger skin is not the glamorous job you might have thought it was, at least according to the Black Swan interns’ lawsuit again the film’s production company. According to the plaintiffs, Fox Searchlight hired dozens of unpaid interns in order to avoid hiring actual employees. Plus, factor in all the fake-blood-soaked nail files they had to work with, add it to any time spent around Winona Ryder, and their argument starts to make a lot of sense.

“In misclassifying many of its workers as unpaid interns, Fox Searchlight has denied them the benefits that the law affords to employees,” the suit claims. According to former intern Alex Footman, his duties on the Black Swan set “included preparing coffee for the production office, ensuring that the coffee pot was full, taking and distributing lunch orders for the production staff, taking out the trash and cleaning the office.” Said Footman, “The only thing I learned on this internship was to be more picky in choosing employment opportunities.” Well, that’s not true, Alex. You learned how to make a mean pot of coffee. In fact, you might say you made that pot of coffee…perfect.

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Pucker Up With The Hottest Kisses Of The MTV Movie Awards

This Sunday we’re gonna be glued to our TV sets watching the 20th annual MTV Movie Awards, and if you’re into glitz, glamor, and good times we suggest you do the same! It’s an evening dedicated to the craft of acting, comedy, fighting, and badassery, but most importantly to the craft of mackin’ it with a super hot costar while the cameras roll. All night we wait with baited breath to see which steamy screen couple will take home the coveted “Best Kiss Award.”

TheFABLife faves Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have won the honor two years running for their part in the Twilight series, and this year they face stiff competition from Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Ellen Page in Inception, Emma Watson and Daniel Radcliffe in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One, and Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman in Black Swan. Twi-Bro Taylor Lautner is even making a play for the crown for his lip lock with K-Stew in Eclipse.

Who’s gonna get the golden popcorn this year? Tune in Sunday at 9 PM and find out! To hold you over, check out our collection of the most sizzling kisses from the past ten years! Please don’t drool, it might short out your keyboard. Who do you think had the best movie kiss of all time?

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Mila Kunis Maintains That Natalie “Danced Her A– Off” In Black Swan

What with body doubles and close-ups and bird arms, it’s hard to determine if critiques of Natalie Portman’s dancing in Black Swan from her dance double Sarah Lane might really be accurate. That being said, Mila Kunis defends Portman’s dancing, claiming “”Natalie danced her a– off. I think it’s unfortunate that this is coming out and taking attention away from [the praise] Natalie deserved and got.” There’s not much anyone can say to refute that. Watch the movie; Portman’s butt has literally melted away under the intense ballet training. It’s like watching Jack Skellington perform in The Nutcracker.

Darren Aronofsky also defended Natalie’s dancing, claiming Portman performed at least 80% her own performances. Settle down, Darren. No one is questioning whether you’re really the king of disturbing pseudo-lesbian ballet horror. You have this in the bag. “[Lane] wasn’t used for everything. It was more like a safety net. If Nat wasn’t able to do something, you’d have a safety net,” Mila claims. “The same thing that I had — I had a double as a safety net. We all did. No one ever denied it.” Don’t worry, you guys. They can’t exact take away Natalie’s Oscar at this point. Just like they’re not going to give away Colin Firth’s Best Actor award just because he doesn’t actually stutter.

by (@hallekiefer)

Black Swan Director Defends Natalie Portman’s Creepy Dancing Using Math

Making a good scary movie always seems like a science. Turns out, it’s actually math. After her dance double Sarah Lane questioned Natalie Portman’s dance ability, director Darren Aronofsky defends Portman’s dancing, rushing to the Academy-Award winner’s defense and declaring that yes, that was Portman skittering across the screen on terrifying, emaciated legs. More over, Aronofsky can prove it on his calculator! “There are 139 dance shots in the film. 111 are Natalie Portman untouched. 28 are her dance double Sarah Lane. If you do the math that’s 80% Natalie Portman,” Aronofsky said in a statement. “What about duration? The shots that feature the double are wide shots and rarely play for longer than one second. There are two complicated longer dance sequences that we used face replacement. Even so, if we were judging by time over 90% would be Natalie Portman.” Since we had our hands over our eyes during that other 10%, one could argue that it barely counts!

Lane’s critique of Portman’s skills ran counter to stories of punishing eight-hour-long rehearsals for Black Swan, but the man in the director’s chair says it was almost pure Portman. “I am responding to this to put this to rest and to defend my actor. Natalie sweated long and hard to deliver a great physical and emotional performance. And I don’t want anyone to think that’s not her they are watching. It is,” Aronofsky claims. Let’s see: one perfect performance plus one room filled with talking portraits minus one bloody nail file. Yup, it all adds up to Natalie deserving that Oscar 100%.

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@missmuttoo)

Natalie Portman’s Black Swan Dancing Slammed, Fiance Defends Her

The fact that she won an Oscar for her role still hasn’t convinced people she’s capable. Natalie Portman has of late been criticized about her dancing in Black Swan, with naysayers suggesting she didn’t give as much credit as she should have to her dance double, Sarah Lane. Lane even told ONTD, “They were trying to create this façade that she had become a ballerina in a year and a half. So I knew they didn’t want to publicize anything about me.” The denunciation has been steady even though Natalie repeatedly spoke about her grueling preparation for the role, even saying that at some points, she thought she, “literally was going to die.”

Her fiance-babydaddy-choreographer Benjamin Millepied has come to Natalie’s defense saying, “Honestly, 85% of that movie is Natalie”. He dismisses all the rumors of her not putting in the work, telling LA Times, “There are articles now talking about her dance double that are making it sound like [Lane] did a lot of the work, but really, she just did the footwork, and the  fouettés, and one diagonal [phrase] in the studio.” He even admits that he had to choreograph pieces to make the dancing more “fluid and less complicated. By getting more movement going, which in turn added to the camera movement — that is basically what I did.”

That makes sense to us. When we read the countless interviews that Portman gave, it didn’t sound like she had turned into an expert. It sounded like she could barely keep up! In fact, Natalie’s “evil” body-dance double Kimberly Prosa defended Natalie’s dancing saying, “She definitely put her work in. Just in a couple of months, she looked credible — all the dancers on the set were really impressed at how well she pulled that off — it was pretty amazing.”  So is all this fuss about Natalie’s integrity warranted or not?

[Photo: Getty Images]

by (@missmuttoo)

Mila Kunis Covers W Magazine

Mila Kunis looks stunning on the cover of  the new issue of W Magazine. That Chanel tulle coat with feathers seems to be an arty nod to Black Swan. The photo spread inside is incredible with Mila looking so poised and elegant (check out our gallery below for the photographs). We throughly enjoyed reading the interview as well. When the interviewer asked her about dancing before and after Black Swan, she replied, “I had never danced in my life. I trained for four months, seven days a week, five hours a day. I had one day off on my birthday. I lost 20 pounds. I tore a ligament. I dislocated my shoulder. I have two scars on my back. And it was worth every minute.”

But does that mean she’s going to go through ballet boot camp ever again? The answer was a resounding no. She explained, ” But I will never dance again. I’m a strong believer in mind over matter, but I didn’t fully understand why that meant until this production. I was like, Well — I wear heels; I can do this. I was wrong: Christian Louboutins are uncomfortable, but I screamed the first time I put on a pointe shoe.” We don’t blame her for going right back to her Loubs. (Although we’re jealous that she has a closet full of Loubs to go back to.)

She also spoke about acting in Baywatch, not once but twice, as a kid, and pretty much reacted to it as most of us did: incredulity. Of her role, she had this to say, “The second time, I played a blind girl who’s lost in the forest next to the beach and needs to be saved. It was absurd: There’s a fire, I get saved, and then I go boogie-boarding. I remember thinking, Well, if I’m blind, how am I boogie-boarding? No one ever gave me an answer.” What? You mean David Hasselhoff couldn’t tell you why Baywatch was ridiculous? Now we’ve heard everything. [Photographs via W Magazine]

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Natalie Portman Thanks Darren Aronofsky For Making Her Fat

There was plenty of thanksgiving tonight when Natalie Portman win Best Actress at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, but a lot of it had more to do with Natalie’s ballooning waistline than with her amazing performance in Black Swan. Portman won the award over a group of stellar performers, including The Kids Are Alright’s Annette Benning, Rabbit Hole’s Nicole Kidman, Blue Valentine’s Michelle Williams, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’s Noomi Rapace, and Winter’s Bone Jennifer Lawrence. The glowing Portman thanked her fellow nominees, but saved a special acknowledgment for Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky. “I met you 10 years ago in a HoJo in Times Square. You were classy then, you’re keeping it classy now,” Portman teased.

Elegant or not, the actress praised her boss for helping her move up unto a new pant size.  “I keep telling Darren, you made me very skinny and now you’re indirectly responsible for making me fat, since you introduced me to my love Benjamin Millepied,” Natalie joked. Luckily Darren’s not directly responsible, or Portman would have a lot of awkward explaining on her hands.

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Jackass Takes A Swan Dive

What happened to your sweet girl? She’s gone…and has been replaced by one Mr. Rip Taylor! As much as we loved their crotch-jabbing version of Inception and armpit-licking take on The Social Network, the Jackass riff on Black Swan didn’t just make Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman bust up laughing. If you’ve ever longed to see Johnny Knoxville caress Ryan Dunn as he psychologically pushes him toward the brink of artistic perfection, then, against all logically odds, you’re about to get what you most desire. Can Rip play the Nina role in the inevitable sequel? Can Rip play all of the roles in the inevitable sequel?

by (@hallekiefer)

Natalie Portman Convinced She Was Going To Die During Black Swan

While she might be happily pregnant and engaged to Benjamin Millepied today, Natalie Portman reveals how she feared she was going to die filming Black Swan due to the intense psychological stress of her role. “There were some nights that I thought I literally was going to die. It was the first time I understood how you could get so wrapped up in a role that it could sort of take you down,” Portman admitted. So basically half-way through shooting, the movie turned into a documentary? In that case, Benjamin might want to keep nail files out of the house, at least for now.

Even while filming, Swan cast and crew weren’t exactly sure how to attract viewers to what is essentially a blood-spattered ballet movie. Luckily, they figured out the true secret to great film making. “Everyone was so worried about who was going to want to see this movie. I remember them being like, ‘How do you get guys to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller?’ And the answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that,” Natalie claims. Forget the ingenious plot and beautiful cinematography. Now we know for sure that men and women, young and old alike, will all pile in the minivan to see two famous ladies get it on. Maybe now they can finally get that Susan B. Anthony biopic made!